Settings dialogs

edscott wilson garcia edscott at
Mon Feb 24 14:19:09 CET 2003

El lun, 24-02-2003 a las 03:30, Jasper Huijsmans escribió:
> Hi all,
> As it is now, there are two schools of dialog design that are being used
> for our mcs plugins:
> 1) Sections are grouped by using frames with a normal header
> 2) Sections have a bold header and are separated by space or if deemed
>    necessary by a simple separator. There's no separator between dialog
>    and button area.

Until you mentioned it I had not noticed any difference. Now that I see
what you mean, I prefer Olivier's setting and will be changing when I
have time to do so (unless Olivier decides to change over to style 2 ;)

> I have used the second type for te panel, and the xfdesktop dialogs,
> while Olivier used the first type for all others. Edscott copied the
> panel dialog design for xffm.
> I think we should at least try to have a common look for the dialogs.
> Obviously I would prefer the second style, but I can live with using
> frames if everyone feels that is better.
> I got my ideas for the dialog from the GNOME HIG. There are also some
> differences: 
> o They also indent the options in a section by two spaces. This feels
> rather unnecessary to me.
> o They use much more space between and around the widgets. Their default
> spacing is 12, whereas I use 6. I use 6 mainly because this seems to be
> the default border in gtk dialogs. This way the widgets line up nicely
> with the dialog buttons.
> I am volunteering to change all dialogs to use 'my' dialog style if you
> are happy to let me have my way :) I am also prepared to change my
> dialogs the other way around, although with pain in my heart ...
> So, I'd say my preference is clear, what is your opinion?
> 	Jasper
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